Saturday, August 16, 2008
Questions only we can answer: How FaithFul are we?
Let's end out the week with some questions of ourselves.
The scripture for focus and reflection today comes from Matthew 15: 24-28 "21 -22From there Jesus took a trip to Tyre and Sidon. They had hardly arrived when a Canaanite woman came down from the hills and pleaded, "Mercy, Master, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly afflicted by an evil spirit."23Jesus ignored her. The disciples came and complained, "Now she's bothering us. Would you please take care of her? She's driving us crazy."24Jesus refused, telling them, "I've got my hands full dealing with the lost sheep of Israel."25Then the woman came back to Jesus, went to her knees, and begged. "Master, help me."26He said, "It's not right to take bread out of children's mouths and throw it to dogs."27She was quick: "You're right, Master, but beggar dogs do get scraps from the master's table."28Jesus gave in. "Oh, woman, your faith is something else. What you want is what you get!" Right then her daughter became well. (the message)
After reading this scripture we must ask ourselves, how persistent are we in seeking Christ. When others would dismiss us do we still yell for God. Even when it would seem as though God has not heard our cries, prayers and suffering. Do we still remain faithful and seek God?
When we look at how the woman humbled herself and threw her ego to the side saying that the scraps off of god table were enough to heal her daughter. I ask the question are we that humble? Are we that transparent and real before God? Are we that faithful to ourselves, our loved ones, and all who we say that we will pray for and love?
I know this is a lot to think about on a Saturday morning but take sometime during the day questioning your faithfulness and checking your ego at God's door.
Love, Pastor J